A Government Match for Private Pension Saving?

Research Report

A Government Match for Private Pension Saving?

February 8, 1999


Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines the 1999 Clinton Administration proposal to create "USA" savings accounts. He concludes that the proposal for a match is one way to try to encourage greater saving, especially among the middle class, but that to be effective, a much more delicate crafting of legislation that simultaneously tries to address the excessive promises of social security along with the inadequacies of the existing private pension system would be required.

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